Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Plate B.SC (Geophysics) MA(Econ), CFA

Jeff is an economic expert on resourced focused development, capital markets, audit and control. He regularly engages in activities related to the financing of mineral resource focused projects including their evaluation and due diligence reviews, as a Partner at Watts, Griffis and McOuat Ltd. (“WGM”).

Recently, Jeff has been leading WGM’s Space Mining and ISRU practice, advising National governments, space agencies, private companies and academia.

Jeff holds advanced degrees; in Geophysics from the University of Waterloo, Finance and Economics from Brock and McMaster Universities, along with the globally recognized Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

 He is registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (PGO) as a P.Geo and currently the Chair of the Education Committee for the Management and Economics Society (MES), an arm of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). 

In addition, he is a founding contributor to the Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium with John Hopkin’s Applied Physics Labs which advises NASA and the U.S. government on technical matters related to lunar surface operations, ISRU and construction.

Chief Operating Officer

Dale Boucher

Dale Boucher is CEO of Deltion Innovations Ltd., a for profit corporation developing robotic mining technologies for earth and space. Dale was a key player in some of the first hard rock drilling automation projects in the early 1990’s.

He became involved with space mining technologies in 1999 and has since published a number of papers relating to the subject. As a recognized international space mining expert, Dale is a guest lecturer for the Colorado School of Mines Space Resource Program, a member of a number of groups including the Mars Water ISRU Planning Group, the LEAG commercialization Advisory Board 

 and the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) Lunar Volatiles Extraction working group. Dale is Chair of the Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium (CDN) and co-chair of the Space Resources Roundtable (US).